midnight in the garden of good and evil

John Berendt, author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, salutes North Dakotans for defending his book

By |2019-03-13T15:17:46-04:00January 23rd, 2009|Blog|

According to The Bismarck Tribune, author John Berendt has a new respect for North Dakota, after his book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil was first pulled, then reinstated in the Beulah High School library. While he was initially shocked at the book's removal after parent's complained about "pornographic" content, he followed the news and comments and was [...]

Books on the brain

By |2019-03-13T15:18:24-04:00January 21st, 2009|Blog|

It's a hot time for book challenges, bans and questions. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: pulled from the high school library, back in the library today. Satanic Verses: Salman Rushdie reflects on attempted censorship by his 20-year fatwa The Bookseller of Kabul: "temporarily banned in Wyandotte Public Schools" while Superintendent reviews the book. Night Talk: one parent [...]